If you’re thinking about finally giving your home the upgrade it deserves, what’s a better time than summer to do it? Here are some great tips, big and small, to give your home that instant refresh that it needs as well as personalising it on the way.
- Paint your front door
There’s no better way to update your home’s exterior than by giving your front door a fresh lick of paint. Once you’ve chosen the right colour, make sure that you choose a day that’s good for painting outside. You’ll have to keep your door open, so make sure the weather isn’t too hot or too cold, and if your door is made from metal, it’s important not to paint on a hot day as your paint will then dry too fast, making it harder to get good results. The entrance to your home is an important part of kerb appeal and will instantly make your home stand out in the summer.
- Accessorise with fresh flowers and plants
A bouquet of fresh flowers placed in an attractive vase can instantly add an element of summer to your home. If you’re feeling adventurous, gather some wildflowers and make a display or you can even invest in some potted plants for indoors or to sit neatly on your front porch.
- Add some colour
Sometimes something as simple as adding a bright colour to your decor can rapidly transform your home. Whether you choose to add an unexpected colour in accessories like cushions, rugs or throws or if you opt for a colourful feature wall, any space can be transformed from boring to breathtaking.
- Work on your garden
It doesn’t only have to be your interior decor that is given a refresh for the summer; this is the perfect time to work on your garden too. Do this through something as simple as adding some potted plants to your patio or spruce up your shed with a fresh coat of paint.
- Show off your travels
If your goal is to personalise your home then what a better way to do it than with photos of your travels. Invest in some stylish frames that match your new summer decor and make a modern display of the people and places you want to remember. This is definitely one of the quickest and easiest ways to make your house feel like a home.
- Upgrade your kitchen
Some people use their kitchen as the main social hub in their home, so if you want to reflect this, you should opt for the right layout and equipment. Things such as bar fridges and wine coolers make your kitchen feel like a social space as well as adding an element of practicality. Of course, is it summer if you haven’t hosted a BBQ? To keep the drinks chilled and save up on fridge space, you might want to invest in an ice machine. Equipment like this will make sure your kitchen is prepped for all of the summer activities you’re going to host.
- Let the light in
To benefit from the lighter summer nights, you should opt for window decor that will let the light in. Dress your summer windows with sheer curtains, light fabrics or woven shades that can match the season and look chic.